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Rotary Encourages Giving Tuesday to be a Sharing Tuesday

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:25 am | Rotary New Zealand

Today, 3 December 2019 has been designated “Giving Tuesday”. Maybe it should more suitably be “Sharing Tuesday”. The needs of people throughout the world continue to be unprecedented. Thankfully, it is human nature that people generally ... More >>

Concerns at changes to Overseas Development Assistance

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:09 pm | Rotary New Zealand

“Recent changes in Government Overseas Development Assistance ODA and its support of New Zealand International NGO’s is of concern” says Rotary’s Stuart Batty. Prior to past Foreign Affairs Minister Murry McCully taking office, about eight of ... More >>

Rotary New Zealand responds to Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:56 am | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand in collaboration with Rotary Tonga, and other trusted partners in the region has launched an appeal for cash donations to provide practical support for families affected by Cyclone Gita. More >>

Rotary NZ World Community Service And Giving Tuesday

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:32 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service And Giving Tuesday Rotary New Zealand’s World Community Service is mindful of annual Giving Tuesday, this year 28 November 2017, another day when the public have an opportunity to make a donation to a charity. ... More >>

World Polio Day

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 3:03 pm | Rotary New Zealand

World Polio Day is marked on 24 October each year. Polio (also known as poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system resulting in the majority of cases with severe paralysis to the limbs. To date in ... More >>


Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:35 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand World Community Service and Giving Tuesday are synonymous. This year celebrated for the fifth time next Tuesday 29 November 2016, Giving Tuesday supports the potential of social media and the generosity of people in New Zealand ... More >>

An Undaunting Prospect

Monday, 29 February 2016, 12:01 pm | Rotary New Zealand

The reality is Cyclone Winston will most likely, in time, be recorded as the worst Pacific Disaster ever in terms of property loss and loss of livelihoods. Direct contact with Rotary and other NGO’s in Fiji would confirm this. Cyclone Winston has been ... More >>

Nigeria Declared Polio-Free

Monday, 28 September 2015, 10:19 am | Rotary New Zealand

The World Health Organization announced today that Nigeria is no longer polio endemic. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. More >>

Olympic Gold Medalist to Work with Manawatu Youngsters

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 8:46 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Youth Plus, a division of the Palmerston North Rotary Club, is delighted to confirm that Kiwi Gold medalist Hamish Carter will be visiting the city on 30 July 2015 to talk to Manawatu young people More >>

Cyclone Pam - Vanuatu – Bulletin No. 5

Friday, 17 April 2015, 11:49 am | Rotary New Zealand

All 1000 Rotary Emergency Response Kits have now been distributed in Vanuatu. Rotary New Zealand is indebted in its partnership on this occasion with World Vision who provided the logistics and personnel in Vanuatu and included in the distribution ... More >>

Polio Eradication Closer to Reality in Africa

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:03 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand is pleased to announce significant milestones in Rotary International’s Partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More >>

Rotary New Zealand's Giving Tuesday

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 11:32 am | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand is joining with other charitable organisations who are calling on the public to consider those around the world who will benefit from this year’s GIVING TUESDAY - 2 DECEMBER 2014 More >>

Speech to Polio NZ Inc. Wednesday 15 October 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:54 am | Rotary New Zealand

It is significant that Polio NZ Inc have chosen to celebrate the 25th Jubilee in October for two reasons. More >>

World Polio Day - 24th October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 10:52 am | Rotary New Zealand

24th October 2014 designated World Polio Day by the World Health Organisation is a reminder of Rotary New Zealand’s part in the fight to eradicate polio, which would be only the second human disease to be eradicated. Only three countries (Nigeria, ... More >>

Rotary NZ responding to Fiji water and sanitation issues

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:21 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Clean water and sanitation are vital to health. In Fiji Rotary New Zealand have been targeting 22 communities that are experiencing severe hardship mainly because they don’t have access to clean water for their drinking, cleaning and cooking needs. ... More >>

Rotary Browns Bay Announce New Community Walk

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:35 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary Browns Bay is thrilled to reveal the details of the first Long Bay Spring Step Out, which aims to get hundreds of people supporting local health services. More >>

Rotary expresses concern to Foreign Affairs Minister

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 9:25 am | Rotary New Zealand

Rotarians in partnership with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the United States based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are committed to the eradication of polio and New Zealand Rotarians with support of the New Zealand public have given ... More >>

Rotary NZ Receives A Call for Assistance from the Solomons

Friday, 4 April 2014, 4:07 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary in the Solomon Islands have requested help from New Zealand Rotarians as they respond to the devastating floods of the past 24 hours. Emergency non food items are desperately needed including shelter (tents) and other basics for the many thousands ... More >>

Rotary NZ supporting Tonga reconstruction after Cyclone Ian

Friday, 31 January 2014, 2:44 pm | Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand is responding to the long term affects of Cyclone Ian that devastated the islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u in Tonga on 11 January 2014. In partnership with Mordi Tonga Trust (Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation) their goals ... More >>

Rotary NZ launches public appeal for survivors of Typhoon

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 8:53 am | Rotary New Zealand

Rotarians throughout the Philippines in collaboration with local Philippine NGO’s are responding to this humanitarian disaster. Rotary New Zealand a member of the NGO Disaster Relief Forum (NDRF) in New Zealand is in contact with its partners in ... More >>